Kangaroo Ticks

Submitted: Monday, Apr 21, 2003 at 23:12
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Can someone steer me towards a website that advises on the dealing with Kangaroo Ticks. We seem to be covered in them after a camping trip near Wedge Island in WA. While we have removed most from our bodies, I am concerned about the removal from all clothing, swags, car seats, etc. Also is this seasonal or something new - didn't get them last year when last in that area.
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 07:06

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 07:06
Craig,
Contact msdennett@bigpond.com, for in March 2001 (s)he was collecting answers to the same question.

You might also like to contact http://members.ozemail.com.au/~wildflowers/bities.html

Finally, http://www.westernaustralia.net/servlet/watc.WATCServlet?servletName=ViewProduct&systemName=discover&aregionName=Heartlands&productID=3683 recommends medical attention if removal is required. Seeing they grow to 2cm long I'm not surprised.
DB.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 10:28

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2003 at 10:28
Craig,

Am sure there was a thread on this subject, towards the end of last year. Covered people's experiences with them and some recommended removal/disposal techniques.

Have only had one experience with these ticks in SE Qld, when a dog I had , didn't show symptoms until we were on our way back to NT, some 2 or 3 days later. Ended with a visit to vet in Tennant Creek, where the dog recovered.

Imagine your WA ticks are just as unfriendly? Maybe you could wash some of the gear with Malawash or similar dog wash to kill any elusive hangers-on. Then re-wash it all to remove the Malawash. Hooroo...


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Follow Up By: Member - Rick - Thursday, Apr 24, 2003 at 23:09

Thursday, Apr 24, 2003 at 23:09
Craig,
malawash = ancient history, nasty, chemicals
Frontline = best gear for ticks on pets; mammals can't metabolise product, so very safe for us & petRick (S.A.) - dreaming & planning are half the fun.....doing isn't so bad either!
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